The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is so grateful to be celebrating 30 years of support for the revitalization of First Nations Languages, Arts and Cultural Heritage in B.C. with this 30th Anniversary Celebration Video. The work being done by communities, individuals and organizations across this province is truly incredible. The FPCC Board and staff are honoured to be able to support and witness the successes from years of efforts restoring languages, passing knowledge to the next generation and the growth that comes with new skills, partnerships and technology development.
FPCC is excited to share this celebration with you through this video remembering where we have been, who has supported us along the way and the accomplishments we share with Indigenous people and communities across B.C.
Everything that has been accomplished is the result of the incredible work that is done by those running the programs we support: the Elders, Knowledge Keepers, teachers, administrators and more. Our programs and resources are developed in consultation with the FPCC Advisory Committee and Indigenous experts and we listen to their feedback to learn where we can improve and respond to changing needs. We are so grateful for the input we receive from our community partners, First Nations leadership and grant participants. We also thank our funders who invest in us to carry out this work.
Thank you to those who contributed their messages to this celebration. To view each contributor’s full message please click on each name below:
National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations
Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams, Board Chair of the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation
Regional Chief Terry Teegee, B.C. Assembly of First Nations
Premier John Horgan, Province of British Columbia
Hon. Minister Murray Rankin, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
To view the 30th Anniversary Report and learn more about the 30-year history of FPCC, community success stories, programs and our funders click here.
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